Add GPS to your
telescope! Our new 65-channel
GPS-NX02 receiver works with the Astro-Physics GTO, Celestron NexStar, NexStar+, StarSense, Losmandy Gemini, Meade
497/497EP Autostar, Audiostar, LX200 Classic, Autostar II, Orion
Atlas/Sirius GoTo, Sky-Watcher SynScan and Vixen StarBooks
Note: Our office will be closed Nov 26 - Dec 4th.
Orders placed during that time will be shipped Dec 5th.
Imagine if your telescope could access the Global Positioning System
so that it always knew when and where you were observing from. No more checking your watch, looking up site coordinates or fiddling
with the keypad to enter the date, time, latitude and longitude. StarGPS uses a single cable to connect your telescope to
receiver and automatically input these values... making your telescope
setup much easier and more precise!
"I am very impressed and this
is an absolutely fantastic product"
Dr. P. Clay Sherrod
Arkansas Sky Observatory
65-channel GPS-NX02 receiver
Measures only 39 x 45 x 16 mm (1.5 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)
The StarGPS-NX Package includes:
- High performance GPS-NX02 receiver
- One cable to connect the GPS to your telescope/controller:
GPS-ASTAR - Meade Autostar/Audiostar (ETX/LXD/LX90/LX80/LT)
GPS-494 - Meade 494 Autostar* (ETX60/70/80, DS2000)
GPS-Astro - Astro-Physics GTO
GPS-LX200 - Meade LX200 Classic, Autostar II
GPS-Gemini - Gemini-1 with 4-pin DIN power jack
GPS-Gemini2 - Gemini-2 or Gemini-2 Mini
GPS-GeminiDC - Older Gemini-1 with 1-pin DC power jack
GPS-NexStar - Celestron NexStar**, NexStar+, StarSense***
GPS-StarBook - Vixen StarBook adapter and cable
GPS-Synta - Orion Atlas/Sirius or Sky-Watcher SynScan****
GPS-USB - Windows PC connected mount
* Requires Meade #506 Cable Connector Kit
** Requires firmware version 2.3, 104.0 or 4.0+
(includes a 6p6c splitter for use with GT, AS-GT, CG5)
*** Requires StarSense handset with RS232 port (not USB)
**** Requires firmware version 3.10+ or AZ 3.03+
If you own an Autostar 497/497EP or Audiostar controlled telescope
such as the Meade ETX, LXD, LX80, LX90, LT series or an upgraded LX200 Classic then we recommend that you consider upgrading to the StarGPS Package which adds a StarPatch registration key ($79) and serial cable ($20). StarPatch uses your Windows PC to perform a one-time,
quick and easy installation that reprograms the handset to accept raw GPS
data. You can then connect the GPS to your telescope, turn the scope on, and watch as the handset displays incoming GPS data
including time, number of satellites and signal strength as shown below. Once a location fix is obtained the handset will beep,
display the results and skip ahead to the "Align:" prompt. Click her for more information about StarPatch.
Astro-Physics GTO is provided
with the following mounts:
- 400GTO, 600EGTO, 900GTO, 1200GTO with GTOCP2
- 1200GTO, Mach1GTO, 1100GTO, 1600GTO, 3600GTO with GTOCP3 or GTOCP4
NexStar, NexStar+ and StarSense controlled telescopes are manufactured by Celestron
and include the models listed below. StarGPS-NX requires a NexStar (firmware version 2.3, 104.0 or 4.0+ as displayed using the hand control “Utilities: Version” menu item), any NexStar+ or a StarSense hand control with RS232 port (will not work with newer handsets that have a USB port).
Gemini-1, Gemini-2 and Gemini-2 Mini are provided with the following mounts:
Autostar 497/497EP and Audiostar controlled telescopes are manufactured by Meade
Instruments Corporation and include the following models:
- LX80 Series Telescopes
- LT Series Telescopes
- ETX-90, ETX-105 and ETX-125 Astro Telescopes
- StarNavigator Series Telescopes
- LX90 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
- LXD55, LXD75 Series Telescopes
Meade Autostar 494 controlled telescopes
require a Meade #506
Cable Connector Kit (serial adapter cable) to interface with StarGPS-NX and
Meade LX200 Classic
Meade Autostar II controlled telescopes including the following models (the GPS-NX02 is useful in cases where the telescopes built-in GPS is not operating properly):
- LX200GPS, LX200R and LX200ACF
- LX400ACF and RCX400
Orion Atlas/Sirius GoTo and
Sky-Watcher SynScan controlled telescopes include the models listed
below. StarGPS-NX requires a
hand controller with firmware version 3.10+ or AZ 3.03+.
- Orion Atlas/Sirius EQ-G and SkyView Pro
- Sky-Watcher EQ-3/5/6 SynScan
StarBook controlled mounts include the models listed
below. StarGPS-NX requires a StarBook with LAN port and firmware version 1.2 build 31 or newer
as displayed using the "About StarBook" menu item.
- Vixen SXP, AXD or SXD2
- Vixen Sphinx SX, SX2, SXD or Atlux
- Vixen Skypod, GP2 or GPD2
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